ORLY-EP0146A - Saturday Edition - Science!
Welcome to ORLYRADIO #146a recorded Saturday February 25th, 2017 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects, Amber Biesecker and Daniel Atherton.
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A New Malaria Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Clinical Trials https://futurism.com/a-malaria-vaccine-may-just-be-right-around-the-corner/
The PfSPZ malaria vaccine was 100% effective in U.S. clinical trials and 48% effective in trials run in Mali, exhibiting a previously unseen level of sustained efficacy in that region.
PfSPZ is just one of several promising malaria vaccines in development, any of which could help us eradicated this deadly disease that claimed almost half a million lives in 2015 alone.
New research removes a key barrier to large-scale manufacture of low-cost, printable perovskite solar cells
India Just Set a New World Record for Satellite Launches in a Single Day
While traveling at 17,000 mph, India's PSLV rocket released 104 satellites at an interval of just a few seconds, breaking the single-day satellite launch record set by Russia in 2014.
India is quickly proving itself to be a cost-effective alternative to the U.S. and Europe for satellite launches, but this increase in launches could lead to more space debris.
Five HIV patients left 'virus-free' with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials
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